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Scrabylon (2003)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 23 March 2003 (USA)
Petersen follows competitive scrabble players as they compete in the world championships.


Scott Petersen


Scott Petersen




Credited cast:
David Boys David Boys ... Self
Brian Cappelletto Brian Cappelletto ... Self
James Cherry James Cherry ... Self
Chris Cree Chris Cree ... Self
Robin Pollock Daniel Robin Pollock Daniel ... Self
Joe Edley Joe Edley ... Self
Paul Epstein Paul Epstein ... Self
Stefan Fatsis Stefan Fatsis ... Self
Marty Gabriel Marty Gabriel ... Self
Jim Geary Jim Geary ... Self
Matt Graham Matt Graham ... Self
Ben Loiterstein Greenwood Ben Loiterstein Greenwood ... Self
Jim Kramer Jim Kramer ... Self
Mark Landsberg Mark Landsberg ... Self
Daiva Markelis Daiva Markelis ... Self


"Scrabylon" is a documentary on the cutthroat world of tournament Scrabble®. Featuring the most fierce anagrammers, rack balancers, and bingo experts in competitive Scrabble®, "Scrabylon" delves deep into this sometimes wacky, sometimes odd, always compelling subculture. Shot primarily during the World Scrabble® Championships in Las Vegas, "Scrabylon" features players from around the globe and gives an up-close look at why people get so obsessed with that seemingly benign game played at countless kitchen tables. "Scrabylon" spotlights GI (gastrointestinal) Joel Sherman, the world's only professional Scrabble® player - so named for his various stomach ailments; Jim Geary, a quick-witted professional gambler and all-around gamesman; Matt Graham, a stand-up comic from New York City; Chris Cree, a funny Texan who once won $256,000 gambling in Las Vegas during a Scrabble tournament; Joe Edley, the Zen Scrabble master and only 3-time National Scrabble® Champ; Brian Cappelletto, an options ... Written by Anonymous

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Word Freaks United!
15 September 2005 | by BoggmanSee all my reviews

If your a word game addict such as myself, then "Scrabylon" is an interesting view into the competitive world of Scrabble players and tournaments.

It mostly consists of interviews with the top rated players in the nation....and their thoughts and strategies on the game.

It also gives a nice look into the tournament scene, and provides a little background on the history of the game.

Not a whole lot here to make a movie about - but it is a nice look at an interesting subculture

Recommended for word freaks only!!

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